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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thanos, Green Lantern Earth One, Spider-Man #798 top reorders as March winds down

by John Jackson Miller

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In advance of the March sales charts, the final reorders and advance reorders placed with Diamond Comic Distributors during the month were released today. Let's look first at how the books already in stores fared, and move on to the future:

TOP REORDERED ITEMS for Mar. 26-Apr. 1, 2018 (in invoiced dollars)

These are items that have already shipped, but have been receiving additional orders from retailers. In most cases below, the items are in stock and so the orders are being filled; occasionally items are back-ordered, so their reorders will enter into the channel once they become available.

These are ranked by invoiced dollars, so retailers' discounts have already applied to the totals before ranking.

As noted last week, the $500 Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Box Hardcover Slipcase Set was reported as out of stock at Diamond, ending its reign over these charts — but the Infinity Gauntlet trade paperback was once again the top reordered softcover, as well as being the top reordered item by dollars overall.

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The top hardcover was the second-place one from last week, DC's Green Lantern Earth One Vol. 1. It was released March 14.

The top reordered comic book is one we've seen before in the advance reorder charts: Amazing Spider-Man #798, which went on sale today. This is the first time since we began running these charts last fall that the top reordered comic book was shipping the same week the reorder chart was released.

The Artgerm variant of Mighty Thor #705 was the top reordered March comic book; it went on sale March 21. That's another one we saw in the advance reorder charts. Previously Image's Oblivion Song #1 had topped March-shipping reordered for three weeks; it still made the chart.

The links in the table go to the Diamond information pages for each book.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
2Green Lantern Earth One HC Vol. 1$24.99 DC
3Amazing Spider-Man #798$3.99 Marvel
4Infinity TPB$49.99 Marvel
5Green Lantern The Silver Age Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00 DC
6Jack Kirbys Fourth World Omnibus HC$150.00 DC
7Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
8Avengers Omnibus HC Vol. 3 Davis Var$100.00 Marvel
9Infinity War TPB$29.99 Marvel
10Mighty Thor #705 Artgerm Var$3.99 Marvel
11Marvel Masterworks Daredevil HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99 Marvel
12Black Panther TPB Book 1 Nation Under Our Feet$16.99 Marvel
13Neil Gaiman American Gods HC Vol. 1 Shadows$29.99 Dark Horse
14Justice League of America Bronze Age Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00 DC
15Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #1$3.99 Image
16Mighty Thor #705 Leg$3.99 Marvel
17Weapon H #1 Leg$4.99 Marvel
18Batman #43$2.99 DC
19Absolute Wildcats by Jim Lee HC$125.00 DC
20Saga TPB Vol. 1$9.99 Image
21Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess Vol. 1$9.99 Viz
22Rick & Morty TPB Vol. 1$19.99 Oni
23Ross Andru Amazing Spider-Man Artist Ed HC$125.00 IDW
24Saga TPB Vol. 2$14.99 Image
25Batman TPB Vol. 4 The War of Jokes & Riddles$19.99 DC

And now on to the future...

TOP ADVANCE REORDERED ITEMS 
 for Mar. 26-Apr. 1, 2018 (in full retail dollars)

 Find this book at TFAWThese are items that have not yet shipped, but for which the Final Order Deadlines have passed. 
These reorders, if books are available to fill them, may or may not land in the same shipping month as the books' release weeks, so a book's presence on this chart can mean that an item might make a repeat appearance in Diamond's monthly top-seller charts.

Seventeen slots for Marvel in the Top 25 this week. The top comic book in advance reorders was was the Deodato variant of Marvel's Thanos Annual #1, which goes on sale April 25. It's seen at the top of this post. The regular edition placed fifth.


The 88-page J. Scott Campbell Danger Girl 20th Anniversary Edition from IDW probably qualifies as a trade paperback; if so, it was the top advance-reordered one. It goes on sale April 25. No hardcovers this time out in the chart.

This chart is ranked by full retail dollars and not units, or wholesale dollars.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Thanos Annual #1 Deodato Var$4.99 Marvel
2Hunt For Wolverine #1$5.99 Marvel
3Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1 Sg$7.99 Boom
4Thanos #17 Shaw 2nd Ptg Var$3.99 Marvel
5Thanos Annual #1$4.99 Marvel
6Redneck #12 Cvr B April Fools Var$3.99 Image
7Rick & Morty #37 Cvr B Vasquez Var$3.99 Oni
8Hunt For Wolverine #1 Kubert Teaser Var$5.99 Marvel
9Mighty Thor #706 Leg$3.99 Marvel
10Hit-Girl #3 Cvr C Hamner$3.99 Image
11Avengers #684 Bennett 2nd Ptg Var Banner Hulk Returns$4.99 Marvel
12Hunt For Wolverine #1 Checchetto Young Guns Var$5.99 Marvel
13Suicide Squad #40 Var Ed$2.99 DC
14Avengers #690 Leg$3.99 Marvel
15J Scott Campbell Danger Girl 20th Anniv$9.99 IDW
16Hunt For Wolverine #1 Blank Var$5.99 Marvel
17Star Wars Darth Vader #15$3.99 Marvel
18Doctor Strange Damnation #4 Tarnation Var Leg$4.99 Marvel
19Venomized #4$3.99 Marvel
20Ice Cream Man #4 Cvr C Virgin Cvr$3.99 Image
21X-Men Red #2 Asrar 2nd Ptg Var$3.99 Marvel
22Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (2nd Ptg)$4.99 Boom
23Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #30$3.99 Marvel
24Venom #165 Deodato Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
25Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #303 Venom 30th Var$3.99 Marvel

We've seen enough reorders and advance from the past few weeks from Diamond Comic Distributors to be able to collate some information onto pages for March 2018April 2018, and May 2018. Check them out for a further glance at the future.

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